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The Resource Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University

Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University

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Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India
Title
Elite parties, poor voters
Title remainder
how Social Services win votes in India
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Thachil, Yale University
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Language
eng
Summary
Why do poor people often vote against their material interests? This puzzle has been famously studied within wealthy Western democracies, yet the fact that the poor voter paradox also routinely manifests within poor countries has remained unexplored. This book studies how this paradox emerged in India, the world's largest democracy. Tariq Thachil shows how arguments from studies of wealthy democracies (such as moral values voting) and the global south (such as patronage or ethnic appeals) cannot explain why poor voters in poor countries support parties that represent elite policy interests. He instead draws on extensive survey data and fieldwork to document a novel strategy through which elite parties can recruit the poor, while retaining the rich. He shows how these parties can win over disadvantaged voters by privately providing them with basic social services via grassroots affiliates. Such outsourcing permits the party itself to continue to represent the policy interests of their privileged base
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UkCbUP
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Thachil, Tariq
Dewey number
324.954
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ281
LC item number
.T53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Political participation
  • Marginality, Social
  • Poor
  • Social service
  • Political parties
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Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An elite party's struggles with poor voters -- 3. Why rich and poor voters support an elite party in India -- 4. Why an elite party turned to service -- 5. How service wins votes -- 6. When service fails: the impact of rival strategies -- 7. The argument in comparative perspective -- 8. Conclusion
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CR9781107707184
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107707184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An elite party's struggles with poor voters -- 3. Why rich and poor voters support an elite party in India -- 4. Why an elite party turned to service -- 5. How service wins votes -- 6. When service fails: the impact of rival strategies -- 7. The argument in comparative perspective -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107707184
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107707184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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